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Wreaths Across America

By Karen St. John An evergreen wreath, decorated with a single red ribbon, is carefully placed upon the grave of the fallen serviceman or woman who lay buried in the national cemetery.  It is a simple gesture, unbounded in its respect for the memory of the service to our country, and profound in its reverence [...]

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the House …

The U.S. House chamber may be quiet this year, but in the Senate the creatures will be stirring. The final vote on the health care bill is set for Christmas Eve. This update just in from the Democratic National Committee: Senate Democrats Break Republican Filibuster, Final Vote on Health Reform Legislation Set for Christmas Eve.   [...]

Headline News: Your Time is Up, Joe

The headine reads: “Franken Shuts Down Lieberman on Senate Floor.”  Even if only a temporary reprieve from listening to the CT Republicrat waffle, weave and threaten to kill heath care reform, it’s about time someone said it out loud. Go Al!

Gotta Love Lieberman … Not!

By Debra Kozikowski Once again, Paul Krugman tells it like it is.  ‘Nuff said.

Over the River and Through the Woods

By Karen St. John   “Tis the time of year for family get-togethers and such songs as Lydia Child’s, “Over the River and through the Woods;” or perhaps the reading of a beautiful and seasonally relevant poem as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”  But while you are passing through the woods [...]

Studies agree: Climate-change bill would help U.S. agriculture in the long run

By Al Cross University studies of the House-passed bill to limit climate change generally agree that American agriculture “would gain more than it would lose” in the long run, Charles Abbott of Reuters reports on a review of the studies by Kansas State University. “All of the studies said that costs of production would rise [...]

Public Jobs Option: Put It on the Table

By Peter B. Klejna Going into the December 3 Jobs Summit, President Obama declared that he was ready to consider all available options. But his administration has not placed an emergency public jobs program on the table. This imperils the millions of able American workers facing years of unemployment. Economists say that the nation is [...]

Flap over climate e-mails shows one thing for sure: Researchers need to have more transparency

By Al Cross The blogosphere and talk radio have been abuzz with debates from both sides of the argument over global warming since more than 1,000 emails and 2,000 other documents were stolen from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the United Kingdom two weeks ago. Many on the right have argued [...]